Data from: Comparing macroecological patterns across continents: evolution of climatic niche breadth in varanid lizards

Long-Hui Lin & John J. Wiens
Macroecological analyses often test hypotheses at the global scale, or among more closely related species in a single region (e.g. continent). Here, we test several hypotheses about climatic niche widths among relatively closely related species that occur across multiple continents, and compare patterns within and across continents to see if they differ. We focus on the lizard genus Varanus (monitor lizards), which occurs in diverse environments in Africa, Asia, and Australia. We address three main...

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  • Hangzhou Normal University
  • University of Arizona